Defending a King His Life & Legacy Paperback – Dec 15 2011
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About the Author
From that Day in 2009, Dr. Karen Moriarty has been immersed in the world of Michael Jackson. EVERYTHING had changed. It was a cataclysmic, life-transforming experience....
Now involved in Facebook and other social media, with nearly 20,000 followers – Michael Jackson fans – Dr. Moriarty has turned her full-time endeavor to defending and advancing Michael Jackson’s legacy all around the globe. She has become friends with some of the people who were closest to Michael. "My most cherished memory is giving my book about Michael to his daughter Paris in front of her father's childhood home in Gary, Indiana. She beamed a smile and promised to share it with Michael's beloved mother Katherine, Paris's grandmother and guardian. Wow! Such a thrilling and fulfilling event for me...."
Before 2009, Karen Moriarty worked as a teacher of English and writing, counselor, administrator, and consultant in public schools, a chief human resources officer, and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She earned advanced degrees, including her Doctorate, from Northern Illinois University.
Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy is an intimate and disclosing portrayal of Michael Jackson, with previously undisclosed information and unique insights regarding this "king of a man." Because his goodness was unknown and/or ignored before his passing, this volume needs to be affixed to the legacy of MJ's genius and his greatness. Dr. Moriarty leads her reader through the maze of stunningly bizarre circumstances in which Michael lived and struggled, through his private joys and sufferings as a real human being ... a transcendent man. Michael Jackson's last four years, mysterious and protected from public view, are now highlighted and explained in this probing, empathic, and straightforward portrayal. Readers will learn the real story....
Baby Richard: A Four-Year-Old Comes Home, published in 2003, was Dr. Moriarty's first book, written because it was "an epic story that had to be told."
Karen is married to Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, also a licensed clinical psychologist and former president of a community college and of a private graduate school.
A lifelong lover of all animals, Karen has traveled to many countries in pursuit of observing their native wildlife. Her “second home” is now Kenya, where she has embarked on photo safaris eight times since 2006. There Karen visits her adopted orphan elephant Panda, who resides at the Voi Stockade of the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. In Kenya, Maasai tribal elders have conferred on her the honor of being named “Nasha,” which means “blessing” in their native language.
Karen and Robert reside with their feline companion, Billy Gene, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The author shared a prolific insight as to the life of a megastar. A life, draining the very core of their being from one who lives a life of stardom. A life degrading the very purpose of the star, due to the tabloid magazines nonstop delusion portrayed to the public. The author shows the greed and evil intent of many people. Karen Moriarty paints a picture that would make any rising star of today weary of any further pursuit of stardom.
There is a plethora of information inadvertently making me question my own path of altruistic abilities of contribution or lack thereof. It was refreshing to see Michael Jackson's life portrayed as humanitarian as opposed to demonized since he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
The author projected a unique style of writing, showing a poetic love toward Michael Jackson. Karen Moriarty has the ability to make me feel I was in the scene to which she was describing. I forgot the author was even there. This is a skill of the makings of a great author. I am so happy I read it, and my life will be better enriched because of it.
I want to recommend it to all of my friends and family or anyone who wants or needs to see the world in a greater light.
I recommend it to anyone who is looking for the real reason we are here.
I want to recommend it to anyone who wants to know their true purpose in life. The book does not disappoint.
Thank you Karen Moriarty for this wonderful experience.
Most recent customer reviews
A thoroughly well researched saga of the King of Pop. Intimate details and concise stories keep the reader turning the pages.Published 15 days ago by Brian M.
Defending a kingHis life & legacy is a very good book. I loved it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Finally someone writes a worthwhile about MJ that doesn't just try to smear his work and good name. Karen Moriarty clearly did her research whilst writing this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
'Defending a King His Life & Legacy Paperback' is Dr Karen Moriarty's deeply moving and diligently researched book about the later years of Michael Jackson's life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by peege
it was a very good book I couldn't put it down. I read it twice. everyone should have the book. thanks Karen for your hard work.if you write another book. I would buy it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mary bosque
I normally do not buy/read books written about Michael Jackson as the writers always seem to want to glorify the lies that have been told about him, but this book is different as... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer